• This superfast USB tape drive could make cloud backup a thing of the past for you

    4 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Japanese tape drive vendor Unitex has unveiled the first ever LTO-9 tape drive with a USB connection. The aptly named UNITEX USB LTO-9 drive offers a native capacity of 18TB on one tape with transfer rates of up to 300MBps, far more than any cloud backup or cloud storage service could ever reach. The inclusion of a USB port, albeit a Type-A 3.0 model, means it has near universal compatibility, either by default or by using appropriate converters. The device is a follow-up of the LT80H, an LTO-8 USB tabletop drive, and is likely to be sold at a significant premium; the LT80H costs $5,100...
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